22.09.2018

  • The object – along with two partial statues that the United States is also returning – will be displayed in the National Museum in Beirut early next month, Lebanon’s Culture Ministry said in a statement.

  • They were stolen from a storehouse in Byblos in 1981 at the height of Lebanon’s 1975-90 civil war, as Christian and Muslim militias battled each other across much of the country.

  • The Manhattan District Attorney’s office in New York said last month it was returning the three statues to Lebanon and was forming an antiquities trafficking unit to stop the trade in looted artefacts.

  • In recent years, wars in Iraq and Lebanon’s neighbour Syria have laid waste their cultural heritage and created a huge market in looted antiquities, helping to fund the jihadist militants of Islamic State.

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Ancient statues looted in Lebanese war returned decades later

A marble bull’s head made 2,400 years ago for a Phoenician temple and looted during Lebanon’s civil war arrived in Beirut on Friday after American officials found it in the United States and sent it home. The object – along with two partial statues that the United States...

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